Lusk, Stacey (5th Grade)

Welcome to Mrs. Lusk's Fifth Grade Classroom

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        I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Stacey Lusk and I am honored to be your child’s Fifth grade teacher. I have two boys Logan who graduated last year from Erwin High School and Mason who will be a Sophomore. I am married to my wonderful husband of 20 years Mitchell.  We have a spoiled fur child named Buster who is a 9 year old Boston Terrier.  
    I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.

    I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send me a note, email me at  stacey.lusk@bcsemail.org   you can also call me at (828-255-5757) . Please sign up for DoJo this is a main line of communication.  We use this for daily communication as well as for individual concerns, I will contact you by phone, send a note home, or email you (if an email address is provided). I will check my email every morning and afternoon. 
      Every day your child will take home his/her Important Binder and Agenda. Please try to check this each day. It may contain important announcements, homework assignments, or completed work. It is very important that your child brings this back to school each day. This will help to create a routine and continue the communication between home and school. Also, use this as a way to communicate with me. By fifth grade most of you are familiar with agenda’s, if your child is doing something different from their normal schedule (going home with a friend, being picked up from by another family member, etc) please send me a note to let me know the change of plans. I will check this agenda each morning                                                                                                         

      Homework is different this year and will require some parental involvement at this level in fifth grade. Your cooperation is essential in developing a positive homework habit. First and foremost, you can encourage your child by showing interest and demonstrating helpful attitudes toward homework.
Some additional suggestions for homework:
• Provide a noise-free, well-lit place to work
• Establish a regular "homework time" in the home and have a special place free from excessive noise.
• Help your child organize adequate time to complete activities neatly and carefully.
• Encourage your child to ask for help when he/she doesn't understand something or is frustrated. Teachers, like parents, can help only if they know there is a need.
• Decide if it becomes too frustrating of a task to stop and take a break. Any work done under duress or frustration is not a positive or healthy learning experience.

     I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your child!

Sincerely,

  Mrs. Stacey Lusk

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